Light and Bright Plant Combo for Shade

The bright, glossy, and resilient evergreen foliage of Acorus gramineus 'Ogon' makes a wonderful all-season edger in a variety of conditions but does best in afternoon shade with regular irrigation. Its golden tones in combination with the vibrant and succulent yellow foliage of Dicentra spectabilis 'Gold Heart' make for a stunningly vibrant pairing that shines especially bright in spring when the bleeding heart is adorned with pendulous drops of pink blooms. Peeking in at upper right is the foliage perennial Impatiens omeriana.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9
Exposure: Open Shade, Filtered Sun, Full Shade, Morning Sun, Part Shade
Water Needs: Average, Regular / Even

Design Considerations

Style: Northwest Eclectic, Woodland
Features: Fabulous Foliage
Focus: Color Theme, Mixed Border
Seasons of Interest: Spring, Late Spring / Early Summer, Summer

Care and Maintenance

Plants In this Combo